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In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and a founder of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight, attend a voter registration event in South...
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A storm system will slide into the Ohio Valley on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 bringing a chance of accumulating snow to parts of the Midwest. Showers and thunderstorms are possible across the South. The Pacific Northwest will see a mix of rain and snow. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
A storm system will slide into the Ohio Valley on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 bringing a chance of accumulating snow to parts of the Midwest. Showers and thunderstorms...
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In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a Diet session at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo. The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place. In a shock to a country that can feel insulated from distant geopolitical problems, two of their own have reportedly been killed by Islamic radicals in Syria, the latest apparently beheaded in a video posted online Sunday, Feb. 1 by militant websites. Abe, in a bid to restore Japan’s position in the world, has been driving his country to play a larger international role, most controversially seeking to loosen constitutional restraints put on its military after World War II.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a Diet session at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo. The Japanese, who inhabit...
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Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman puts his helmet on during a team practice for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The Seahawks play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman puts his helmet on during a team practice for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The...
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ED NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This image made from a video released by Islamic State militants on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, purports to show a militant standing next...
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Members of Al-Kaseasbeh, the tribe of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, light candles by posters with his picture and Arabic that reads we are all Muath, at the captured pilot's tribal gathering divan, in his home town of Karak, Jordan, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Members of Al-Kaseasbeh, the tribe of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, light candles by posters with his...
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the...
Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan Monday, Jan 26, 2015 in New York after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities.  At an initial court appearance, Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Fee portrayed Buryakov as a professional spy skilled at duplicity who posed as an employee in the Manhattan branch of a Russian bank and lived in the Bronx with his Russian wife and two children. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan Monday, Jan 26, 2015 in New York after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style...
In this July 14, 2011 file photo, author George R.R. Martin attends a book signing for A Dance with Dragons at Barnes & Noble in New York.  Martin is now a famous author who has the clout to go to the Super Bowl. Martin attended the Rolling Stone party Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 on the eve of the Super Bowl and plans to attend the game Sunday, his first ever trip to the big game. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
In this July 14, 2011 file photo, author George R.R. Martin attends a book signing for "A Dance with Dragons" at Barnes & Noble in New York. Martin is now a...